C.B.R.(Avis)

Car Rental on Kefalonia

Liz M

Used this company when they were affiliated with Avis and had good service. They are now independent and the service has deteriorate over time but still I have continued use them. This year had a skid on wet road ( never had a problem before in over 20 years visiting this island) not major and nobody hurt but car skidded sideways into a coppiced olive tree. It took the company two hours to pick us up and when we arrived at the rental office in Skala they attempted to threaten us into paying 500 Euros saying someone had contacted them saying we had been speeding. Rubbish of course being OAPs we are over cautious if anything. Told them this was ridiculous and next day went to police station to report incident and get police report which I gave to them. Heard no more about it needless to say we will never use this company again.

John R          4/10

Had to wait 45 minutes outside the office door in the hot sun to get served (only 4 other in front of me though). No computers everything done by lists and forms, like 30 years behind. Car had no low end power (probably not serviced recently) not ideal for mountainous location; wash wipe didnt work and gearbox was rubbish. Yes they were marginally cheaper but certainly not worth it

Fraser K

i have used cbr for the past 6 years with no problams, this year booked on line and when we arrived they charged an extra 120 euros never again !!!!!

Julian F          5/10

Just got back from lassi hired car from c.b.r again as we had car in 2008 from the same company,booked on the internet this time wished we hadn't as we got hit with another 120 euros on top,this wasn't explained when we booked,but over the 2 weeks the car was fine,but sorry c.b.r will not be hiring from you next year!!

Julie E          10/10

Hired a little Suzuki Jimny from CBR for 3 days (buy 2 days get 1 free) cost 170 Euro.  Good friendly service, British woman served us and organised one of the lads to pick my hubby up at our hotel a little way out of Skala then dropped him off again on the last day.  No need to leave your card details, just paid cash.  They give you a map and advice on where to visit.  Would go there again to hire a car next time we are in this beautiful part of the world.

Gerald P          10/10

Usually hire from CBR in Skala - very pleasant, car nice and clean and no problems whatsoever.  

Ian W          7/10

WE HIRED A HYUNDAI GETZ FROM CBR FOR 2 WEEKS IN JULY 2008,COST WAS 490 EUROS FOR 2 WEEKS,CAR WAS A BIT KNOCKED AROUND,BUT WAS CLEAN AND WELL PRESENTED.STAFF WERE VERY FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL.SHAME WHEN WE DROPPED THE CAR BACK TO THE AIRPORT AT 11.00A.M THERE WAS NO ONE THERE.SO HAD TO WAIT AROUND TILL THEY TURNED UP.

Suzanne L          8/10

Hired a car from here for 8 days.  Special deal where you paid for 7 you got an extra day free.  The staff are English and very helpful.  They told us about the best places to visit and how far away they were.  The car was very new and clean.  I would recommend that you hire your car from them.

Alan B          10/10

Excellent service and very friendly staff. Stuart was very helpful. We will definitely use them again when we return.

Sarah R           

Great value, helpfull staff, no problems.

Stacey M           

For recent information, CBR is no longer AVIS. AVIS in Kefalonia is Liberatos Rent A Car located in Lassi.

Kay G           

Hired a Seicento for 3 days, with an extra day free. Friendly, efficient service, and the best value we could find in Skala (we visited most hire places).

Lynne H           

Good value for money, very helpful and efficient staff.

Jed W           

We hired a Suzuki Jimny for 7 days. Service was excellent from Makis Pefanis and the chap from Bradford (sorry didn't get his name). The price was right, the attitude was right and the package was excellent. Pick-up and drop off back to Porto Skala, by a young guy who remembered me from seven years before.

I've hired cars and bikes from Makis over the last ten years and never had a problem with him.

Jo D           

again i never hired a car from there or a bike but andy who worked there is really nice and a great guy am goin back in 2003 just need 2 find a job over there cya

Gary M           

Just returned from Skala on Sunday 15th Sept 2002. I hired a car from Makis (manager of CBR) for 10 days, including the full CDW insurance. 5 days into the hire I had a minor accident, involving a big dustbin while reversing and trying to avoid hitting a cat at the same time :( In summary, Makis took back the car, and refused to issue either another car or a refund. He gave varying reasons on different days for his actions. One reason was the contract was with THAT car and now that car is off the road for a month the contract is invalid. Incidentally the car that was meant to be off the road for a month was the same car they drove us back to the hotel in, dented wing and broken light was all. To see the damage and a picture of Makis with his croonies go here http://www.gmleo.co.uk/makis-CBR-e.jpg Makis is the one onthe right. Another reason is that although we were there with JMC, we went direct to CBR, so according to him they have two seperate insurance policies... one for JMC and one for direct. The direct one doesnt cover accidents not involving another car, or person. WHat this quite means I have no idea, but it sounds like if I'd run over someone I'd have a new car right away! In the end I asked for a proof of proof that he'd kept the car, refused a refund or a new car and he would not even do this for me. I then wrote out my own letter asking him to sign it, just the facts...again he refused, saying that he "will get 55 witness statments (although there were no witnesses) saying it was my fault, and one I sign them then will then sign my letter of proof". I must confess that I lost the plot at this time and actually used the F word when saying "Don't you get F***ing smart with me".... to which he then threw myself and my partner from his office threating the police and DVLA in Swansea and anything else his feeble little mind could think of at the time. CBR are backed by AVIS, and I've spoken to AVIS here in the UK yesterday who are trying to track the incident and will get back to me. All in all, I can't really recommend CBR to anyone, for any reason. If I were you I'd use Greekstones round the corner, they are cheaper, friendlier and honest. They do offer full insurance, and for an xtra couple of Euros a day you can have insurance for the tyres & (I think) underside of the car.

Claire T           

never actually rented a car or bike but Andy,a really cute bloke who worked there, kept me & leanne company and seemed very nice.

Kim B           

friendly team ,full cover unlike some who dont cover undercarriage

Tony R           

Good vehicles. Helpfull staff. FULL INSURANCE COVER. RECOMMENDED